Official: Xperia X10 lands on AT&T later this week for $130

by X10 on August 9, 2010

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Xperia X10 lands on AT&T this week for $130 Whilst the Sony Style website continues to countdown to its reveal later today, other parts of the website have already revealed launch details of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Oops. As first rumoured last November, the Xperia X10 will be landing on AT&T on August 15th (this Sunday) for $130 on a two-year contract.

The press release doesn’t definitively say which Android version it will be running, although judging by the pictures nothing suggests it’s running Android 2.1 to my eyes. Hopefully, we’ll get confirmation on this later today. See the full press release below.

Update: The Xperia X10 will launch in the US with Android 1.6. Confirmed.

AT&T and Sony Ericsson Announce the Xperia X10

Smart meets entertaining – Sony Ericsson’s flagship Android smartphone offers an open and integrated world of communication, entertainment and social media

DALLAS and ATLANTA, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T* and Sony Ericsson today announced a dynamic multimedia experience with the Android™ based Xperia™ X10, available August 15. The Xperia™ X10 introduces Sony Ericsson’s unique and entertainment-driven Xperia™ platform to U.S. customers in a cutting-edge, beautiful and fun package.

The Xperia™ X10 comes fully loaded with a 4-inch crystal clear touch display, superfast 1GHz Snapdragon processor and aGPS. The smartphone also features an 8.1 megapixel camera with smile detection, face recognition, autofocus and LED flash. The device comes with a 2 GB in-box memory card with expandable memory up to 32 GB.

Sony Ericsson’s custom user experience is great for the intersection of communications and entertainment. Two signature applications, Mediascape and Timescape™, build on the Android platform to enhance the experience for users.

* Mediascape on the Xperia ™ X10 gathers music, photos, videos and content from your phone’s memory card and online, letting you browse, search, listen and share your media from one unified view. For example, view photos taken on the device as well as your Facebook® and Picasa™ web albums. Or, when listening to a favorite song on your phone, press Sony Ericsson’s infinite button to access related content about the artist pulled from the phone’s memory as well as albums, songs and video content from YouTube™ and search results from Google.
* Timescape™ is a unique communication application that automatically organizes social interactions in chronological order, leaving users free to concentrate on keeping in touch on-the-go. From Facebook® and Twitter® updates to photos, emails and text messages, a scrolling menu offers easy viewing and organization of all communications. Additionally, tap the Timescape™ infinite button to bring up and view all communications from a single person in a single place.

“Sony Ericsson has created a unique choice for our smartphone customers looking for a fun and smart device,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.

“Sony Ericsson is raising the bar for entertainment-rich phones with the launch of the Xperia ™ X10,” said Paul Hamnett, senior vice president, Sony Ericsson North America. “With the convergence of our user experience platform and the Android OS, we are bringing consumers a smartphone experience that is not only exciting, but also very refined. Following the successful global launch of the Xperia™ X10, we are pleased to partner with AT&T to launch this phone in the U.S. market.”

Pricing and Availability

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 smartphone will be available in black at AT&T stores, authorized retailers and www.wireless.att.com on August 15 for $149.99 after a two-year service agreement and minimum smartphone data plan.

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1 john August 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM

“The Xperia™ X10 comes fully loaded with a 4-inch crystal clear touch display, superfast 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a GPS. The smartphone also features an 8.1 megapixel camera with smile detection, face recognition, autofocus and LED flash. The device comes with 8 GB of on-board memory and a 2 GB in-box memory card, with expandable memory up to 32 GB.”

WHAT? 8gb internal + 2gb Micro SD?

2 Iglesias21 August 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM

??? 8GB on-board memory with 2 gb on top. the phone has 8gb built in?? what the f*ck. we only get 8gb as a memory card.

3 X10 August 9, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Nope, it was a typo in the original release. They’ve just changed it and I’ve pasted the revised press release above. The phone is exactly the same as ours.

4 Dr Ether August 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Wow only 2GB. That sucks. I was impressed with the 8GB I got in the box and now want a 16GB card (or maybe a 32GB) but alas…. they are pricey.

On a side note I tried linking the Xperia X10 to the xbox360 to see if it would access the memory. Nope. 🙁

5 skrbaCroatia August 9, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I think it will come with Android 1,6 beacuse if it would come with 2,1 they would say that it has HD video recording,they wouldnt miss to brag with HD recording or anything that can help better sale!

6 Kevin August 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I paid $99 for my white Xperia from Rogers and it came with a 16gb card already installed in the phone. The agent was also surprised when I opened the box.

7 eternity August 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

@Kevin
You are one lucky bastard

8 uliwooly August 9, 2010 at 7:12 PM

it will be 1.6, read this http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/devices/xperiaX10.jsp?EC001A000F00000LL

“Display: 4″ WVGA 65K-color TFT touchscreen” android 1.6 is only capable of displaying 65K-color instead of 16million

9 Fritzi August 9, 2010 at 7:20 PM

I shelled out 79 bucks for my platinum-covered mini pro, and boy was I surprised when I found a sandisc 32gb cart in it. My wife was also. Packaging had “premium user” written on it. Bricked it, though, when I tried to flash a HTC firmware ;(

So now it goes to ebay.

10 Fritzi August 9, 2010 at 7:25 PM

65K color means, you miss about 15 million 900 thousand colors when you “enjoy” your photos/videos.

11 fried egg August 9, 2010 at 7:36 PM

the press release also says it takes up to 32gb sd cards… doesnt it?
yet our version still says only up to 16gb??

has anyone put a 32gb card in our version yet? does it work?

12 Sander August 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Whaha, I already have my x10 for more than 2 months.

13 kevin August 9, 2010 at 10:19 PM

@eternity – actually I’m not lucky seems as if Rogers demanded that SE include the 16gb card.

A friend of mine installed a 32gb card and it worked just fine.

14 Obasan August 10, 2010 at 12:10 AM

This is sad 2gb, Rogers gave out 16gb in return we get LATE LATE updates.

15 fried egg August 10, 2010 at 6:09 AM

thanks kevin.

weird though the press release seems to talk about “expnadble to 32gb” yet the att website says 16 again.
when you think this phone has been around for a while now, neither sony or att seem to be aware of what specs it has. they have had plenty of time to get it right!

as for the 32gb. normally by now youd be able to google and find either good or bad comments on the x10 with a 32gb card, yet i cant find any recent ones, the only one was a bad one from may or something, when the phone was new and the users were new to it.

16 dalnel August 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM

what about the xperia x10 mini

17 dalnel August 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

will the xperia x10 mini be release the same day

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